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MacGregor's Gathering

The moon's on the lake, and the mist's on the brae,
And the Clan has a name that is nameless by day;
Then gather, gather, gather Grigalach!
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  • Kevin Patrick (7/25/2013 4:56:00 PM)

    Wonderful read, would make a wonderful song to sing at a pub, it has all the best elements of the romantic, passionate, spirited, adventurous and mad cap gallantry. A lovely poem of the day

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  • Carlos Echeverria (7/25/2012 3:07:00 PM)

    Nationalism is in our bones, resonating at the slightest touch of an inspirational leader.

  • Joseph Poewhit (7/25/2010 1:51:00 PM)

    You can feel the intensity of the group. Righting the wrongs of Kings & Lords. Or vise versa maybe they were criminals. Just need Robin Hood to make it right.

  • Ramesh T A (7/25/2010 3:47:00 AM)

    This is surely a Chivalrous Age poetic song by Sir Walter Scott! His novel, Ivan Hoe nobody can forget!

  • Teresa Gregg (7/25/2009 10:09:00 PM)

    The Macgregor clan was outlawed.Using the name was illegal and anyone caught using the name or helping a Macgregor were killed on the spot..'MacGregor, despite them, shall flourish for ever! ....wonderful!

  • Kevin Straw (7/25/2009 5:21:00 AM)

    I presume this poem is about the Scottish clearances. A fair amount of it needs explanation.

  • George White (8/17/2005 8:46:00 AM)

    This wonderful poem was put to music by composer Alexander Lee, copyrighted 1911.

  • Jazmine W. (7/25/2005 5:27:00 PM)

    This poem seems more like a song but then again what poem doe'snt i admire the creativity and repitition skills in this piece. Its definetly a new way to look at a situation.

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